BABBITT — Paul John Bulen, 55, of Mahtomedi, Minn., died on Monday from manual strangulation resulting in asphyxiation, according to results of an autopsy by the St. Louis County medical examiner on Tuesday.
Shawn Doherty, 24, of Babbitt was arrested Monday in Bulen’s death and was booked into the county lock-up in Virginia for second-degree intentional homicide.
A formal complaint is expected later this week from the St. Louis County attorney’s office, pending further investigation.
Babbitt Police Department responded to 37 Astor Road in Babbitt at 11:12 a.m. Monday for an unconscious male found in the street. This party was transported to the Ely Hospital by the Babbitt ambulance and later pronounced dead.